We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 1918
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam
More Info
and up
Amsterdam Rickshaw Tour
More Info
and up
Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged around an open court is well worth searching out.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“english church” (53 reviews)
“wooden house” (49 reviews)
“oldest house” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Write a ReviewReviews (3,907)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,348 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

An unique area of Amsterdam which has a wonderful story to tell. This is in fact a small park surrounded by beautiful residences inhabited by Catholic women who took a chastity wow. The area is compact and absolutely charming.

Thank ALSIM33
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's hard to find the single entrance into the Begijnhof - probably because the nuns wanted it that way. There are mostly blan wall to the outside streets. But, once inside, it opens onto a beautiful triangular space: a garden, bordered by a cobbled path,...More

Thank spanner48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful courtyard with lovely houses, including one old timber one. Interesting to read its history

1  Thank rodnicki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real gem, the Begijnhof invites to stroll its garden, reflect, take in the peace and quiet. It features a very nice garden, small walking paths, a small church, the wooden house, one of Holland's oldest, and the "secret" chapel (schuilkerk). Definitely a must-see!

Thank Rutgerek
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful collection of houses round a green with chapel and church was such a peaceful interlude in my travels. Most people were respectful of the current residents right to not be disturbed.

Thank Pamela K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating square of buildings. Took a bit of finding but well worth the effort. A quiet spot in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. Look for the small doorway entrance, it is not a square surrounded by roads, more like a...More

1  Thank mike g
Reviewed 1 week ago

The English Church and the Catholic Church are to be visited after having read the history of the place and of the religious conflict in Netherlands. Interesting is the historical theme of the persecution of Catholics in the past, which is also found in other...More

Thank Baciccia_Riou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little court . It has really nothing of special but it's amazing the contrast with the adjacent chaotic crazy centre of Amsterdam. Beautiful wooden buildings. Here you can breath for a while and dream about how was the life in this court hundreds of years...More

Thank Marco S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever since the ladies living on Begijnhof protested against the imposition by large tourist groups with guides using loudspeakers to address their clients, peace has returned to this courtyard set up by religious lay-women .. of particular interest is the Catholic chapel, one of the...More

Thank robert_bos53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Begijnhof is a beautiful private square in central Amsterdam. A small, stunning residential area with an interesting history.

Thank lewandsoph
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
Nearby HotelsSee all 375 hotels in Amsterdam
NH City Centre Amsterdam
1,179 reviews
.10 km away
Hotel Ajax
285 reviews
.14 km away
Hotel Estherea
4,069 reviews
.17 km away
Ambassade Hotel
1,213 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Seafood Bar Spui
1,214 reviews
.08 km away
Restaurant Tomaz
908 reviews
.06 km away
Restaurant Haesje Claes
3,605 reviews
.07 km away
Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen
1,341 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Amsterdam Museum
1,857 reviews
.12 km away
366 reviews
.12 km away
Civic Guards Gallery (Schuttersgalerij)
63 reviews
.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
D.K. J
28 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
I believe that it is owned by their religious order. and it functions as a retirement facility for older women of that order. I gather they are slowly passing and there are no replacements.
10 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Judith B | Reviewed this property |
It's open from 9 to 5 officially. But I have gone in later
28 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from ABNKC | Reviewed this property |
It's too soon to say exact times for Easter but apparently the High Mass is at 12.15 and is held partly in English. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes from your hotel.